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edward snowden says he wants to stay in russia and will comply with the kremlin's condition to stop harming the u.s. but washington is most worth will provide a propaganda platform to the whistleblower. yours for the gun time when you take a nice say there's no indication of the mass hunger strike is ending despite u.s. officials claiming most of the protesting prisoners have eaten and meal for the first time since february. the violence in belfast last clashes break out at the annual orange order parade despite a heavy police presser. on the war within a syrian rebel spokesman tells on t.v. what should be cautious about supplying arms to the anti exxon front which she claims has been hijacked by al qaeda linked militants.
this is our c coming to you live from moscow and news just in a bass crash on the outskirts of moscow has left at least twelve people killed and let's get the details from these polls called had a poll so what are we hearing from the crash site details are very sketchy at the moment and i can tell you that up to twelve people have been killed and nineteen injured as a bus collided with a truck in the outskirts of moscow now it was thought that the bus was carrying children has not yet been confirmed how many of the victims were children or what adults emergency services all on the scene as we speak emergency helicopters are there was well trying to go through the wreckage trying to find victims survivors.
unfortunately possibly even more victims up to thirty other vehicles are thought to be involved as well that's that's all we have at the moment and what we're hearing a bus crash colliding with a truck on the outskirts of moscow twelve dead and the bus was thought to be believed to be carrying children. and we're getting reports as well paul that the bus was torn apart into two pieces as well and of course we'll bring you back again when we get more information on this paul scott live from moscow on this horrific bus crash here. let's move on now lawyers have pledged support for edward snowden's application for refuge in russia following his meeting with russian and international human rights activists at moscow's sheremetyevo airport where he has been holed up for three weeks the house also agreed to comply with a conditional laydown by president putin that he stopped harming the u.s. russian n.p.v. . who was at the meeting believes this qualifies snowden as
a political refugee. snowden no says that conditions are acceptable he can get it i think he really. satisfies the requirements for a political refugee human rights activists the lawyers who were there. at the end the were agreeing he was prosecuted for political reasons rather than on legal grounds meanwhile the whistleblower is meeting with human rights activists has caused yet another criticism from washington which demands snowden be handed over again a chicken has more. the white house has basically accused russia of providing quote a propaganda platform for edward snowden this is washington's reaction to edward snowden meeting with russian human rights activists at the moscow airport take a listen i would simply say that providing a propaganda platform for mr snowden runs counter to the russian government's
previous declarations of russia's neutrality and that they have and that they have no control over his presence in the airport it's also incompatible with russian assurances that they do not want. mr snowden to further damage u.s. interests we know that president obama and president putin discussed edward snowden over the phone we don't know how that conversation went but the obama administration's latest statements can give us an idea the state department has earlier reiterated washington's disappointment over snowden's meeting with human rights activists suggesting that somehow russian authorities could have been should have barred edward snowden from speaking take a listen we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden sorry you're disappointed that
they let someone into their own airport i don't know that well that they facilitated this event of course why because this gave a forum going to be should have before as he flees forfeited his right to freedom of speech is well met miss mr snowden as we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to speak to free speech it's very interesting how washington now uses the word pop again there. referring to edward snowden's speech basically suggesting that somehow russia should deny him free speech the journalist who challenge the state department spokesperson sort of showed how ridiculous that sounds coming from the u.s. it almost sounds like would you please silence that guy we don't like what he's saying one could just imagine what the u.s.
reaction would be to a similar call from russia if it were let's say some russian whistleblower who stood up for civil liberties in russia and was asking for asylum in the u.s. not hard to guess what the reaction would be regardless of what russians think about snowden according to the most recent polls fifty five percent of americans do snowden as a whistleblower and only thirty four percent consider him a traitor so the majority of americans do not think what edward snowden is saying is propaganda stephen cohen professor of russian on slavic start is a new york university believes edward snowden's case has landed most on washington and quite a predicament this is a classic case of the testing of leadership both in moscow and washington neither leader neither obama nor proof can be happy about mr snowden sitting in the moscow airport who didn't invite him to be sure but he seem very political reasons
obama needs to show he's tough on the snowden. i can't believe that the united states actually wants to put on trial because it was a fair trial illegal to have the right to subpoena american officials who have knowledge of all this intelligence he's exposed to there would not be so i think there's a vested interest with obama and putin to find a way to solve this problem so that neither is damaged politically so we'll know what kind of leaders they are. south american nations belonging to the america store trade blog have recalled their ambassadors for talks from european countries involved in the grounding of the believe in president's plane that's according to the euro one foreign minister the member states have also slammed washington for what they call a neo colonial and mindset while washington is and relenting pressure on latin american governments is
a blatant disregard of international law says human rights activist peter tatchell what the united states government is doing is seeking to obstruct edward snowden's bid to seek asylum not to get asylum but to seek asylum it is bullied and menaced and threatened other countries around the world to not grant him asylum and to not give air space so that a flight can take him to another country that is a direct attack upon the united nations refugee convention and it is shocking and appalling those opposed the democratic government the united states with the collusion of european governments including the government here in britain has been conspiring together to not allow mr snowden to make a valid asylum application there is no way that he is a spy he has not contacted any foreign spy agencies he's not divulge any
information to foreign governments here simply expose the fact that united states national security agency and britain's spy agency g c h q have been snooping inspiring upon millions of innocent private citizens that is not spying charge he is a whistleblower and he deserves asylum. and of course we've been following the developments in edward snowden's case since this started and you can find all the latest on the leaks and the asylum controversy online as. u.s. officials claim most of the hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay have eaten and meal for the first time since their protests began more than five months ago but lawyers for the count tips a bad doesn't mean this tribe's going to end forty five prisoners are still being force fed in a u.s. federal judge has slammed as a painful humiliating and degrading process oxys more in
a fortnight or hospital. ninety nine of those one hundred and two men on strike have eaten a meal within the past twenty four hours according to the deputy director of public affairs at good mo samuel house he says that most of the prisoners took part in a meal of lamb to break the first day of fast during the muslim holy period of ramadan which lasts through the month now during ramadan observance abstain from food or drink from sunrise to sunset the prisoners who have eaten are still considered hunger strikers because the u.s. military requires several days of sustained eating and minimum caloric intake before a prisoner is removed from the list of hunger strikers now u.s. military officials say forty five of the prisoners are still on the forced forced feeding list meaning they can be strapped down and fed a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal gastric tube on monday a u.s.
federal judge called the procedure a quote painful humiliating and degrading process that comment was made in a ruling in which she said she had no with already to order a stop of of the force feeding that's been ongoing at guantanamo bay get moved fishel say out of respect for the prisoners religious believes the forced feedings will only be carried out at night during ramadan now so far what's not clear is if they get mowed detainee's in time to completely abandon their hunger strike or if the evening is a temporary reprieve during the holy month of ramadan now some lawyers for the prisoners remain very skeptical of the lead us reports coming from u.s. officials because they say the u.s. military has tried to downplay the hunger strike from the very beginning the very beginning which is dated back more than five months ago now the protest at guantanamo has continued to raise awareness in the u.s.
and throughout the world and it has forced u.s. president barack obama to renew his efforts to close the island prison were one hundred sixty six men are still languishing. and u.s. public defender colace warner represents in lebanon that he's hanging he says they don't intend to stop the hunger strike until bronc obama delivers on his long running pledge to close the notorious placing the president has the power to released eighty six men right now and we've heard noises that he intends to do so but we've seen no action since that speech and i believe you're still going to have a number of hunger strikers until we see people transferred that's just the bottom line hopefully the military has started to engage the men and is duly positive steps to end the hunger strike again all of us hope that it doesn't i hope that my clients are eating i don't want them to starve i don't think any lawyer does but at the same time we are waiting for president obama to do what he said he would do and
that is to transfer the innocent men eighty six innocent men. coming up later this hour atomic a rage saying we're investigating what i didn't know much of him did not just compliment a spontaneous protest i'm told could be behind the environmental drive to get rid of nuclear energy. and an investigation is underway into a blast at a mosque in the u.k. as it was in keeping you safe is a further rise in i'll take islamic sentiment along that shoulder blade. well. science technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something
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details from the respondent paul scholes pull with the latest we're hearing from the crash site that you have figures are still coming in to us as you sell twelve people have been confirmed killed in this accident which is one of the worst on russia's roads this year up to sixteen people have been injured and one child is among those wounded it's not clear at the moment if children are among the dead but the bus was carrying children we believe to a territory in new moscow and it was involved in a high speed accident with a truck which was apparently carrying construction materials it was a high speed accident and we are hearing reports that the bus was in fact ripped into by the force of the accident there are thirty emergency vehicles on the scene at the moment still searching for victims casualties and the injured who are going to be taken to local hospitals but the latest is at the moment twelve people confirmed dead and it is feed the children could be among them. thank you very much
for that on the day it's. called that thank you. more than thirty police officers and an m.p. have been injured in belfast the start of the annual prover to parade ten violent with several fires burning across the city well the six hundred please drive to and from across the u.k. used water cannons to despise the angry mob. reports now from about fast i can't. cut it right that's true. but. what. cried out. oh yeah this is the front like a little bit you can see in the background that in between the police in the front louis protested the call of the. wrong the bus is being flooded with by the people
already being the will to cut it deployed you've got to be really glad the sort of body of the public. that if you look down there you can see the bridge that is exactly the slope of the new what was it that the once again being pulled around the world it would tell you that today that for a potential to be called that this would be able to be avoided that he didn't think that extremely likely in the crowd that we've already seen a number of relief that just as well as some of the protests that the love that it seems to have a little bit of mediation. all the that that means a strong word for the community leaders today. like even if they provoked it and certainly that's going to be a lot of questions that will be also about whether anything could have been done to prevent this kind of thing from happening. a civil war within a civil war that's the situation is said to be brewing in syria where top rebel
commander has been shot dead by islamist militants the free syrian army officer was on bush by al qaim linked fighters. fishel sad they've received threats from the islamists to kill all of the rebel army commanders that are as functions of the syrian opposition have been unable to form a united front against government forces which our own defense of across the country the latest outbreak of infighting has also stoked fears that weapons smuggled to the rebels could end up in the hands of extremists or a syrian army spokesman sak a mullah as radical is going to is have hijacked they struggle against assad and the west should be extremely cautious and nodding and now. there's no guarantee that these weapons. won't be bored with you know the job at the most strongly and there's no guarantee that the police and army can contain these weapons i think initially. you know and if america wants to see these weapons
they should sit down with. the judge had almost sort of you know caught off and say listen guys we are willing to arm you so long as we work out a contract that. said you drop the arms you drop the arms and give them back to the rebels who then supplied or give about two hours or just completely to drop them and the syrians themselves of sort of their internal issues are to have a problem with the world right now sitting down and negotiating something with you know the so-called al qaida would jump at the mossad because job had the most right now a leading forefront in the sports against as they are the ones that you would find that most of the front lines they're the ones who have terror up into the heart of forces so i think if you want this revolution to come to an end and a successful one i think that the world should sit down for work get a temporary contract with the rebels including the judge. and work out something
where they can oust as said sooner than later. would have been behind recent explosions a big case syrian port of latakia that's according to coleman's by three anonymous u.s. officials the pre-dawn blasts trying to be pulled of july on july in the july the fifth and are believed to have targeted a russian made and to ship missile battery which had been supplied to seward two years ago the time around eight a kilometers from russia's naval base in syria the rebel free syrian army denied responsibility for that on stating it was beyond the firepower available to its forces israel so far stopped short of going to maine or commenting or on allegations that carried out that raid if it claims turned out to be true that the fourth israeli strike on syrian territory in the past six months. british police are investigating a nail bomb explosion at a mosque in the u.k. town of tipton the fourth such a target in
a month and this incident came on the day of the funeral of the soldier leave rigby who was murdered in broad daylight by alleged islamic extremists and she's pretty boy has more. the most cap'n to be nearly empty and luckily nobody was hurt but people in the area saying that they're extremely shaken that they're now going to be looking over their shoulder next time they go to their place of worship now this is happened on the day of the funeral the private funeral of a british soldier drummer lee rigby who was killed in an islamist terror attack in which in may since then there's been a real spike in islamophobia attacks across the country so tensions are certainly on the rise and people speaking outside the mosque saying that they are not feeling very comfortable a tall about this now as to who may be responsible for this attack it's much too early to speculate the police haven't said anything yet but there's already speculation on the internet they're saying that this potentially could be a reprisal for the death of drummer lee rigby by perhaps the far right movement
we've seen a number of attacks against most mosques in the past months so it's definitely possible worrying trend now to talk about this further i'm joined by fear as i'm a gal from the charity faith matters now there's a very worrying survey that recently came out saying that two thirds of britons believe that there's going to be a clash of civilizations between white britons and between muslims living in the u.k. do you envisage these sorts of tensions getting worse in the u.k. and i think certainly we're seeing localized areas where there are where there are heightened tensions particularly with volved i think in general. this theory of a clash of civilizations will take place might take root in the united kingdom but a lot of the incidences are caused localized issues and localized tensions particularly with the english defense league that comes in and tries to manipulate those tensions we sort of post bleach and other areas so really low clouds tensions
may take place within the national picture of really we're not going to have these kind of issues playing out at a much more why delivery system in dallas thank you very much for your comments. well the investigation into this incident at the mosque in tipton is still underway it's being treated as an attempted terrorist attack and already a number of muslims in the area as i said saying that they feel extremely unsafe in the light of the most recent attack in just supreme court might have given the final not to the commissioning on the country's largest poplog but the move hasn't come with a scandal surrounding it the station has split the locals into those who. claim it's crucial for the economy and those insisting it's a major how has it. been investigating all striving to antinuclear. this may have seemed as a mine a peaceful protest but it seriously stalled one of india's most ambitious projects the first energy block of the nuclear power station destined to solve
a growing electricity problem for millions was due to be launched in twenty eleven but because of these fishermen protesting against what they see as an environmental threat india's high court refused to give the go ahead for the station to start working however protesters were forced to declare they were acting in good faith with no foreign financing a small amount of money that we need comes from our own people the fisherman want to be part of every once in two weeks but not everyone quite bought that india's prime minister accused western states of derailing india's nuclear program the atomic energy program has got into difficulties because these n.g.o.s mostly i think based in the us don't appreciate the need for all countries. this protest is not a one off rallies organized by non-governmental organizations targeted other projects in india mining was also hit by unrest leading to multi-million dollar losses and severely hampering development and used local tribal or people who
are. that these people are coming to expect your resources and they will take it over and do laundry and you can do will all be deprived of all these things after what is the program. u.s. officials have been staunchly denying all out again that washington had a hand installing projects in india but experts say this has been a tactic employed by the state department for more than quarter of a century so the state department or any agency for development spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fund a series of n.g.o.s which are not governmental organizations they appear to organizations that supposedly promote democracy that's their official line is n.g.o.s really are the tip of the iceberg. this portion of a larger agenda of the united states and of the western powers transnational elites is going to follow the same we've seen. around the world with n.g.o.s ation
with the indian leadership is clearly concerned about these prospects the last known data on the financing of indian n.g.o.s was published in twenty eleven back then the government established that twenty two thousand organizations had received a total of more than two billion dollars coming from abroad six hundred fifty million of which allegedly came from the united states this year new delhi has yet to publish such reports but government sources claim that nowadays this funding has dwindled to almost nothing the bank accounts of more than seven hundred such organizations have been frozen and legislation against foreign agent activities has been toughened and while activists bristle over what they believe to be a suppression of freedoms in the country often described as the world's most populous democracy india's economists say that numerous vital projects including the nuclear power station will now get the green light. in our breaking news story
a bus crash in moscow has left at least fourteen people dead and initial reports say the vehicle may have been carrying children at the time although it since emerged it was a regular bus imagine seekers have been dispatched to the site to treat the survivors twenty people are said to have been injured the bass is believed to have split in two when it collided with a lorry we'll have more on the story at the top of the hour. and coming up next i'll see follows a man who's traveling around the world without spending a single dollar that's up to the breaks to. be interviewed. by a feel good. mission
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